Closing Bell: Sensex close at 40,686 levels and NSE Nifty closed 34 points up

S&P BSE Sensex climbed 127 points higher to close at 40,686 levels because of auto stocks and NSE Nifty closed 81 points up at 11,930 after touching an intra-day high of 11,974.

- Financials, auto lead the market rally
- 18 of 30 Sensex stocks end the day in the green
- Index contributors: Maruti, HDFC, ICICI Bank, ITC, M&M
- Top Index gainers: Maruti (4.29%), M&M (3.28%), Tata Steel (3.21%)
- Top Index losers: UltraTech (2.36%), HCL Tech (1.63%), HUL (1.56%)
- S&P BSE AUTO biggest sectoral gainer, up 2.76%
- S&P BSE REALTY biggest sectoral loser, down 0.94%
- Volume toppers: RIL, Maruti, Tata Steel, IndusInd Bank, Airtel